Correction of Chest Wall Deformity for Cosmetic Purposes

Request for a referral for surgical correction of a chest wall deformity for cosmetic purposes.

Related keywords
Chest wall deformity, pectus excavatum, funnel chest, pectus carinatum, poland syndrome, pigeon chest, pectus arcuatum and sternum
Who can apply
General Practitioner, Consultant
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Around 1 – 3 per 1,000 people have some form of pectus anomaly. Anomalies are more common in men, and vary in terms of appearance and severity.

NHS England is responsible for commissioning all thoracic surgery including the correction of chest wall deformities for non-cosmetic indications. 

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Description: This is an Exceptional Funding Request policy.  Referral can only be made following authorisation from the CCG’s Exceptional Funding Request Panel. Applications can only be considered by the Panel if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiates them, or […]